Vietnam Studies

Discover Vietnam

Discover Vietnam, from its largest cities to its smallest villages, from the Holy See of the Cao Dai religion in Tay Ninh to ancient Cham relics at My Son, from the rainforests and pristine beaches of Cat Ba Island to forgotten places where young Americans and Vietnamese once fought for their lives. Learn from the source; your teachers are monks, war veterans, Vietnamese professors, artists, students, farmers and villagers. Visit the vestiges of the terrible 25-year war that brought the United States to Vietnam, and consider the war from a variety of American and Vietnamese perspectives.

Check out photos from previous years!



Academic Credit and Course Registration

USM students need to register themselves as soon as summer registration is available. Your personalized course registration code will be sent to you via email. Non-USM students will be registered by your program coordinator as soon as summer registration becomes available. Click here for more information on course registration.





Cost includes: TBA


Minimum program eligibility requirements include the completion of at least 28 semester hours with an overall 2.0 GPA  for undergraduates (or consent of the program director) and graduate standing for graduate students. All students must be in clear academic standing. Students must also satisfy any additional prerequisites described under the individual course listings. Final authority over enrollment rests with the Director of International Programs and the Vietnam Studies Director.

Financial Aid

The Vietnam Studies Program qualifies for financial aid in the form of guaranteed student loans, Pell Grants, or applicable graduate assistantships.  Southern Miss students requiring financial aid should contact the Office of International Programs.

Application and Payment Deadliness

Completed online application, with $250 deposit, are due by TBA. Program deposits should be paid to the Office of International Programs. Balance of fees, less deposit, or appropriate proof of financial aid is due by TBA. The balance of fees should be paid directly to the USM Business Office. Click here for more details on the payment process.

Program Cancellation

Except in cases of academic ineligibility or course cancellation, program deposits are non-refundable. Once you have applied to a particular program, paid your deposit, and been accepted to participate, the Office of International Programs will begin paying fees on your behalf. If you cancel your participation on a program after fees have been paid out on your behalf, those fees will be billed to your student account.  If you must cancel, log in to your program application and withdraw. In addition, send written notice to The Office of International Programs.

Program Director

Dr. Heather Stur
Department of History
Phone: 601.266.4779

Program Coordinator

Melissa Ravencraft, Coordinator
Office of International Programs
Phone: 601.266.5009
Make an appointment with Melissa